David Grout, EMEA CTO, FireEye

 

Since adoption a year ago, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the security landscape significantly. The regulation has allowed organizations to increase their security maturity and we have clearly seen an increase in breach notifications and have noticed a more open discourse of these topics, which were previously often "taboo" and poorly documented. When it comes to the Middle East, many of the organizations here have adopted their cyber security strategies to align with international standards. I believe regional firms also have a greater understanding of the importance of security governance and take it much more seriously than before.

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